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hunger strikers at guantanamo bay prison allegedly pressured to enter the weeks long protest while the u.s. military failed to address the situation that increasingly threatens to turn deadly . british intelligence chiefs on the u.k. could face terrorist attacks by u.k. citizens that have been aiding rebel forces in syria as the government calls for the who wants to send arms to the opposition. and the russians are user space craft securing of the us reserves as we docked with the international space station following a record breaking flight of just six opposite. welcome
of the two r d live from moscow with me to obama's it's good to have your company with us this friday hunger strike one ton i'm obey argues ing authorities there of pressuring them to end their protest by denying them drinking water and keeping this cell said frigid temperatures at least eleven inmates protesting the street when an indefinite detention of being force fed a practice of their lawyers say is highly controversial at the same time no movement to to end of the weeks long strike has been seen at a high level with the pentagon completely ignoring the situation at its latest briefing art is there an education was there for us. not a word from defense secretary chuck hagel on the situation in guantanamo i was at a news conference with the defense secretary this thursday at the pentagon he never to my question i frankly don't know why i was right there in front of him raising my hand as everyone else as you know half of the many guantanamo have been cleared for release many of them years ago yet they're still there locked up stuck in this
limbo desperate and i was going to ask when they will let these men go and whether it would make any difference if somebody died in this ongoing hunger strike again i never got the chance to ask that question the pentagon has just requested almost two hundred million dollars to renovate the guantanamo prison that kind of investment may suggest that they're not planning to shutting down anytime soon at the beginning of the year the state department closed the office that was in charge of closing the prison i went to a state department briefing earlier this week again never got a chance to ask a question it's either they watch our t.v. or the media person they're just didn't take questions from anyone who is not attending to the briefings on a daily basis which i don't one way or another question is remained an answer there the only person who's been responding to our inquiries about the situation with the detainees was robert during the spokesman for guantanamo but the only comments he can offer are about the health of the detainees which is apparently deteriorating and also the latest numbers as far as how many detainees are on strike at the
moment the latest we have from him is thirty one person but that's it there's complete silence on the most important questions about the future of the prison what's going to happen to these people president obama spokesperson said the president's team is closely monitoring the hunger strikers guantanamo bay and i can tell you that the administration remains committed to closing the detention facility at guantanamo bay but at the same time offering no specifics as to weigh in and how and how are they going to do that if the pentagon is requesting millions of dollars to renovate it. for the weeks of the hunger strike has been taking place r.t. has been badgering not only authorities in the us but also international human rights groups and the detainees attorneys for full account of the situation for the information we've gathered head to our special timeline section on r.t. dot com. british intelligence chiefs are warning that u.k.
muslims fighting in syria could soon return and carry out terrorist attacks in britain the home office says hundreds of europeans who are fighting alongside syrian rebels are gaining experience from groups like al qaeda the warning comes as the british government pushes for the right to supply the syrian opposition with weapons artes are for takes a closer look add to the growing terrorist threat. this is the first annual report on the counterterrorism strategy and in it they highlighted the growing security threat from syria where al qaeda affiliates were tracking hundreds of fighters from europe now let's take a look at some of what the report says and they said as and when u.k. residents for ten there's a risk that they may carry out attacks using skills that they've developed eva sees no these are concerns that are only being highlighted by the british government but also being highlighted by the european members as well recently we saw the dutch
heighten their security threat level as they said that they thought they had around one hundred foreign fighters that had gone to syria and these are also concerns that i think you've been echoed by france as well say certainly not just a problem concerning for if in the one obviously that we've seen highlighted in this counterterrorism strategy reports and certainly i think a lot of concern amongst the british authorities with seeing these young british people fighting in the war zone now i'm joined by freelancer in journalist money thank you very much for joining us we were speaking about this subject a couple of weeks before the report was released and obviously this is something that is already going on in the know you've spoken to the friends of the young british man he was actually the first confirmed british fighter he died over in syria can you tell us a bit about that well you know. it was only twenty one when he died in syria and already he was
a virtual call for the libyan war against gadhafi. despite his young age the despite the fact that he studied the records like he's very much. of the friends that i've spoken to is very much very british in many ways as a london boy despite that i think you found. in syria very attractive fish authorities are very concerned he says. highlighted in this count terrorism report how worried should they be how much of a threat do you think this is to britain well i think that the report said there were probably around one hundred fighters i think the real numbers probably are higher would be most concerning for the british security services are british muslims of asian descent of the pakistan you bangladesh or india who might go to places like syria because they're the ones in the past ten years or so who've been involved in the most dangerous terrorist threats in the u.k. and thank you very much for doing your thing they describe the phenomena i don't think anyone could have had any idea of just how complex and how far reaching the
implications of what is happening in syria right now be we have the u.n. envoy to syria speaking today calling for the desperately urgent need for all sides to come together once again trying to find a resolution to the conflict labor m.p. for birmingham mahmoud abbas says that the u.k. saw similar terror threats before the conflict in syria. i'm glad that this is now on the agenda on their horizons because once you put people out there. they get that sort of training they get the ability to use the weapons that are available to them one become back here one to start to feel discontented and disquiet about particular issues then resort to that and that's happened before we know it's happened certainly in afghanistan in iraq and we will emerge those lessons and we have heard those lessons on r.j. dot com we'll have more on the impact of the syrian conflict is having on other nations also on our website how the country itself has been completely transformed
by two years of violence log on to see striking photos from the city of daraya the city after. c.p.s. have been queuing to take their cash as they country's banks reopen after nearly two weeks long standstill certain limits have been imposed including a cap on daily with drolls of three hundred euro per person restrictions which cyprus has seen say will last for a month but you're hung up on the editor in chief of the trends a magazine things are likely to stay for much longer. vote away from the bell out
scenario to the bill internet radio and door in there you go first of all to the shareholders of the banks and then the insured deposit holders and it's first tried out and i know here in cyprus you also have installed now capital control mechanisms which are indeed totally new in this situation they are contradictory to the very principles of monetary union and when they last only for a few weeks well we'll have to wait and see what happened then if they last longer and really the chances are much larger that they will have to be kept intact over a much longer period than a few weeks then the ballgame changes then we have a new situation and we will have just to wait how markets how bond all those are deposits all those are we investors react to the fact that one country becomes an isolated country within the euro zone in fact creating two separate euros.
as a cyprus crisis and rebels are comparisons are being made with other european tax havens including motor and luxembourg like fibrous these are small countries with large banking sectors but more on the implications of the cyprus crisis may have on them i'm joined by less store levy era a journalist a working for the multitude a newspaper mr levy out mulder has dismissed comparisons with cyprus but do you think you know do you trust in your country's banking sector that it could suffer as a result of this cyprus crisis. well yes there are there are a number of concerns that are being fed to the guards through the site and the cypriot issue there have been as you said comparisons made between more on the cyprus however there are a number of key differences the key differences being that while the overall world banking sector is yes it is disproportionately large to our g.d.p. domestic banking sector is however below european average it is just under three
hundred per cent of our g.d.p. so enough respect it's not as oversized cypresses we must also keep in mind doc the supremes issue also stems from the cypriot banking sector is very significant over exposure to the greek economy which obviously undermined the cypriots at banking sector when cyprus itself of course of the bailout because of financial difficulties more has not been sector doesn't have that kind of exposure to foreign markets additionally in. this banking sector was also rated by the was the canonical forum thirteen strongest when it comes to robustness out of all talk to one hundred who are to poor countries so our banking sector is reputed to be very strong and there isn't a concern it will follow suit or as some exposed to the cyprus cyprus crisis that maybe so but i think they're worried that there's so much of the smaller countries that they are not being controlled together with the rest of the banking sectors
within the e.u. how has this cyprus bailout package been. what has been the reaction from some of your fish bowls on this. the reaction has been very cautious in respect that we are the official standpoint by regulators by even bank bank officials and even the government has done to them one of the situation is being very much wanted to react and really basically everyone is on the is on the alert in case contagion spreads contagion the official position is contagion is not expected to spread because of this. however all eyes are on cyprus to see how the situation develops the feeling we are getting on the media is that nobody is underestimating the situation more that will be caught by surprise if it happens the cypriot a president said the e.u. is experimenting with his country the smallest states seem to be getting rougher treatment from the logic on
a means that should multi be worried about this. it is true that the supreme bank bailout deal that was on president did in so far short of the bank lead which is the first time we have seen such and such such such a major being applied cypriots are in my opinion they are they are justified in feeling in feeling pressured because it is the first time this mission mistaken and so must be seen within the complex however it also needs to be kept in mind that the supreme tissue is a relatively unique one why do we have seen a bank levy a polite on super deposit holders it is it is considered that it was a tailored measure aimed at resolving cypriots particular issue. so it is unlikely dr particularly measure will spread to other will be applied on other that was actually going to be my next question to say that if everybody believes that the cypriot bailout package was the right in considering what the cypriots were dealing
with what have multi gets into that sort of trouble too and what if you know that the rest of the e.u. decides that hey you also need to put some levies on your bags what then will this be still be the correct way of dealing with the situation although you be having you know will you be standing up for yourselves now because now it's not happening to you it's happening to somebody else. well look at some of some local politicians because reactions to the bank clinton measure have been mixed some analysts have said have welcomed it by so. that you know it is it is it is not fair that european bus fares as a whole have to shoulder the burden for a new bailout however some of their local politicians have said that the bible if you violate the trust the that exist between us and deposit holders so reactions have been mixed regarding where there were into trouble well it is
still very early basis and what would happen if mortar rounds into trouble was something that the supreme bailout has shown is that the e.u. is becoming increasingly increasingly inclined towards devising tailor made solutions for each member state instead of applying a blanket one size fits all approach so if and when water runs into trouble which so far seems unlikely. analysts expect that the e.u. will fashion will we push for a mid measures that will sort of water specifics problems when these are ice i dare say next door levy there's going to be quite a lot that malta and lots of we're going to be talking about and they have next couple of days to reassure everybody but thank you for your thoughts on this journalist working from there the multitude age newspaper that is and the story vieira writes and i'll be back with more news in just a few moments to stay with us here on r.t. .
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get out of the this is his third trip in space he is the commander of the soyuz capsule the rookie of the flight alexander me sort of him it's his first flight and then christopher cassidy who's not only an experienced space shuttle astronaut he's also a navy seal as well this is his second flight in space this is the first time that the series council has used this new fast track method that was developed by the russian space agency now there have been one hundred seventeen at launches total of three spacecraft but again this is the first time this new launch process which cuts the time significantly from two days to six hours the time it took is less than it takes to get from moscow to new york on in transatlantic flight so historic flight historic mission ahead of them and they'll be there for about six months and then come back home to earth and of course we'll be here covering that for you as well. by sean has been closely watching this from blast off.
and something posting updates on twitter you can get all the details by following him as son thomas underscore. web users online communications may be about to get a wider and possibly unwanted audience the f.b.i. is seeking more powers to spy on people's e-mails an internet chats in real time the proposals i have already been mad to with criticism that they complete breach of privacy as artie's marina explains. an estimated six hundred million people use skype to chat with family friends and colleagues i'm using the video ip service to talk to you right now and this year a top priority for the f.b.i. is to gain the power to be able to monitor internet chats e-mails and basically all on line correspondence as it is taking place washington is working on legislation that would force email cloud services and chop providers like skype to install in
surveillance equipment within their networks that equipment would give the u.s. intelligence community the ability to monitor online correspondence in real time basically the same way that the f.b.i. could listen in on phone conversations with court approval and your love to leave the phone companies were required by law to implement technology that allows this wired when you're looking at something like skype or some of the other networks those laws do not apply to these places and the only thing we need to change that law because when we go to a company sometimes we get cooperation and technical assistance sometimes we don't and that's just not enough courtesy of the electronic communications privacy act the f.b.i. can already out says archives of emails tweets and transcripts but clearly that's not enough for the agency to keep tabs on what criminals would be terrorists and
dissidents are saying online the problem is where we are today so the way that we communicate is really not limited to telephone companies and sort of the old fashioned you know picking the phone and calling someone you have i mean g. mail google voice dropbox according to google's latest transparency report the united states is the world leader when it comes to requesting user data on its own citizens f.b.i. general counsel andrew weissman says the agency is working to expand its internet spy power. hours by the end of the year and by then a skype chat between two people may include a bigger audience reporting from new york. r.t. . but online for you it's on god for russian troops as the country's military rolls on all the warships hundreds of ahmed vehicles and thousands of soldiers for the maybe drill details and more footage at hockey dot com. also on your on line the not so all special take on the daily
news and world affairs at all websites called to section so have they for some i can't sing in the streets. israel has reopened the gaza border crossings after being closed following rocket attacks from the palestinian terry last week during president obama's visit to tel aviv. looks at how a leg of a high profile dialogue is causing even more dissent in the rest of region. anger on the streets of ramallah against a palestinian government people here say is to be inactive to bring peace after years of negotiations between the two science campaign protesters israeli settlements have only expanded and the occupation deepened. the palestinian authority is part of the problem and not the solution president abbas is a servant of the israeli occupation israel wants from the palestinian authority two
things a security agent gena financial agent so it can control the palestinian people the palestinian authority does this for them jamal juma organizes regular demonstrations against the palestinian authority he says if there was one thing that would change his opinion it would be if he saw real progress from palestinian israeli dialogue but the two sides haven't sat down together since september two thousand and ten many moderate palestinians are losing faith and looking across the border for inspiration is there more of the the by. of the more hamas will again if they don't believe in with it turn to about hamas is achieved with violence what. not appear nonviolent simple as that president abbas says he won't talk of tel aviv and this is a freeze on israeli settlement construction something prime minister netanyahu won't agree on especially now in lieu of his new right wing coalition government the
irony by refusing to talk with the p.a. netanyahu is helping squinting israel's archenemy have asked what has that and the position of hamas and all opposition and palestine is the failure of forcible. please remember that twenty years have passed almost a sort of agreement was signed what is the outcome more settlements more segregation apartheid ward shared mahmoud abu tir and lonely for game he was among the minority of west bank palestinians who supported him as he spent seven years in an israeli prison he says because he won a seat in the palestinian government on hamas ticket he blames the p.a. as much as israel. we hamas have roots in historical depth we are more strong in the west bank than in gaza since the elections of two thousand and six in spite of all the arresting and all the harm that our youth suffers in the palestinian authority prisons people are convinced of our way or truth we worked
and we are working for the people we are helping them and because of that they arrest us. but chick butyric is not worried about being arrested again despite his intention to stand again for palestinian parliamentary elections due to be held later this year he says he doesn't even have to come pain he merely has to sit and wait martella view of promotes his cause although no date has been see it for the next palestinian elections people here are starting to think about who to vote for and while her mass will never be as popular in the west bank as it is in gaza it's certainly giving the other political candidates a run for their money policy r t ramallah. right now just some international news in grieve at least the six people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in northwest pakistan a bomb apparently targeted one of the country's senior security force commanders at a checkpoint in the city of peshawar he survived but eleven others were reportedly
wounded by the explosion. a funeral procession for before any activist who was killed in clashes with police has been dispersed by security forces authorities use tear gas and stun grenades against the mourners the government to here has been accused of using excessive force against protesters seeking more rights and freedoms and since the uprisings began in twenty eleven. the u.n. security council has unanimously approved it to send its first ever of sense of intervention brigade to the democratic republic of congo according to the resolution the squad is tasked with the neutralizing the rebels the government of the republic has for the congolese a revolutionary army known as m twenty three since two thousand and twelve when he took over some of the country's key city. up ahead it's a break in the saddle with the much.
players to critique. medal for cyber warfare have been put on hold by the new defense secretary chuck hagel but should they have been put on hold i mean hackers a drone operators do play a real important role in modern militaries and there are already u.s. military medals for things that don't involve people shooting at you the antarctic a service medals given by the department of defense for service between fifteen and thirty consecutive days in antarctica although the cold down there is potentially deadly no penguins are going to storm the base with kalashnikovs the homeland security distinguished service medal has also never been issued to anyone on a battlefield because thankfully for america there haven't been any invading armies in the homeland so is there precedent for a medal like cyber warfare medals i mean yes just there is but when you think about it giving someone a medal for using a mouse to blow up blips on a monitor really seems to devalue the medals of the guys who are brave enough to
storm the beaches on d.-day or slog through disease and sneak field swaps in vietnam so maybe for the sake of the prestige of the of their medals let's just let the cyber security one go but that's just my opinion. to live on one hundred thirty three bucks a month for food i should try it because you know how fabulous. i mean. i know that i've seen really messed up. very closely the. worst superglued. but i'm sick of
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